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Spring Flatiron Hike

An avid hiker friend and I hiked to the top of the "rockpile" above the Flatiron the last Sunday morning in March. Afterwards, we hiked around Jacob's Crosscut Trail on the flanks of the Superstitions to photograph the carpet of flowers.
Shafts of early morning light pierce the slopes
Shafts of early morning light pierce the slopes
First rays of daylight on the fields of flowering brittlebush
First rays of daylight on the fields of flowering brittlebush
Closeup of globemallow
Closeup of globemallow
Boots on the edge of the Flatiron
Boots on the edge of the Flatiron
Looking west from the edge of the Flatiron
Looking west from the edge of the Flatiron
Something flowering on top of the Flatiron
Something flowering on top of the Flatiron
Something else flowering
Something else flowering
Hedgehog cactus flower with bee
Hedgehog cactus flower with bee
Smothering a bee in the flower with camera lens
Smothering a bee in the flower with camera lens
The Flatiron
The Flatiron
An avid AZ hiker takes in the panoramic views
An avid AZ hiker takes in the panoramic views
Window looking north
Window looking north
Hedgehog cactus flower
Hedgehog cactus flower
Blue spray paint gaudily marks the route
Blue spray paint gaudily marks the route
Our path to the right, a potential alternate route to the left
Our path to the right, a potential alternate route to the left
Blue mole overlooks the flanks of the Superstitions
Blue mole overlooks the flanks of the Superstitions
Brittlebush flowering near the trail
Brittlebush flowering near the trail
More brittlebush flowers
More brittlebush flowers
Brittlebush and globemallow competing for attention which we had no problem giving them
Brittlebush and globemallow competing for attention which we had no problem giving them
Flank of Superstitions covered in flowering brittlebush
Flank of Superstitions covered in flowering brittlebush
Flank of Superstitions covered in flowering brittlebush 2
Flank of Superstitions covered in flowering brittlebush 2
Some wildflower color diversity
Some wildflower color diversity
Four Peaks behind the carpeted flanks
Four Peaks behind the carpeted flanks
Some late-blooming poppies we found
Some late-blooming poppies we found
Flank of Superstitions covered in flowering brittlebush 3
Flank of Superstitions covered in flowering brittlebush 3
Superstitions and brittlebush blooms 1
Superstitions and brittlebush blooms 1
Superstitions and brittlebush blooms 2
Superstitions and brittlebush blooms 2
Flank of Superstitions covered in flowering brittlebush 3
Flank of Superstitions covered in flowering brittlebush 3
Superstitions and brittlebush blooms 3
Superstitions and brittlebush blooms 3